26 days in Kerala Itinerary

26 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kannur
— 3 nights
2
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
3
Kalpetta
— 3 nights
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
6
Munnar
— 4 nights
7
Guruvayur
— 1 night
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights

3
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Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Visit Fort St. Angelos and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Thottada Beach and Ezharakund Waterfalls. Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Paithalmala Hill Station (in Paithalmala) and Madayi Kavu (in Pazhayangadi). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Palakkayam Thattu.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip maker site.

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Paithalmala Hill Station, Ezharakund Waterfalls, Madayi Kavu, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Madayi Kavu ©
Madayi Kavu

2
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Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bekal Beach, steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, and then stroll through Kappil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. December in Kasaragod sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple
Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple

3
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Thirunelli Temple and Banasura Hill. Get outdoors at Thusharagiri Waterfalls and Kabini River. When in Kalpetta, make a side trip to see Thrissillery Shiva Temple in Thirunelly, approximately Thirunelly away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Kuruvadweep.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kalpetta trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Kalpetta takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Thrissillery Shiva Temple
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Banasura Hill ©
Banasura Hill
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple
Thusharagiri Waterfalls ©
Thusharagiri Waterfalls

4
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Janardhana Swami Temple and Sree Mahadeva Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Town (Spas & Wellness, Asparagus, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ponmudi Hill Station, and hunt for treasures at Connemara Market.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Spas · Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Ponmudi Hill Station
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Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Ponmudi Hill Station ©
Ponmudi Hill Station
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kalvari Mount and Spice Walk. Get outdoors at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Periyar Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Thekkady side-trips: Parunthumpara (in Peermade) and Idukki Dam (in Idukki). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Idukki, Parunthumpara
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Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Kalvari Mount ©
Kalvari Mount

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Munnar

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Take a break from the city and head to Meesapulimala and Off-Road Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Anayirankal Dam Reservoir and C.S.I Christ Church. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak, admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and get great views at Lockheart gap.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip builder website.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Idukki
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Climbing Tours
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Guruvayur itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Guruvayur takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary

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nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Vembanad Lake. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shiva Temple and Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and explore the world behind art at Gallery OED Cochin..

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip builder site.

Drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Vembanad Lake, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

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